Welcome to your online Sunday worship from St. George’s, Georgetown for Sunday, April 18, 2021.
The readings of these last two Sunday’s after Easter have focused on the stories of the resurrected Jesus appearing to the disciples. Not surprising, the readings focus on the disciples needing to prove that Jesus is really there in-person. I am looking forward to us being back together in-person too. It will happen.
This week our family ministry resources focus today’s Luke’s Gospel’s story of the disciples’ encounter with the resurrected Jesus and Jesus preparing them for their new work as the church. In our weekly Sunday email, there is the link to the Family Page and a link to some fun colouring and activity pages that have something for every age.
Please sign up for our weekly emails to get those links to these great resources to use together with your family.
Our opening him is another wonderful Easter hymn, “Alleluia No.1.”
The reading for this Sunday is Luke 24:36-48:
Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” They were startled and terrified, and thought that they were seeing a ghost. He said to them, “Why are you frightened, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? Look at my hands and my feet; see that it is I myself. Touch me and see; for a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.” And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. While in their joy they were disbelieving and still wondering, he said to them, “Have you anything here to eat?” They gave him a piece of broiled fish, and he took it and ate in their presence.
Then he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you—that everything written about me in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the psalms must be fulfilled.” Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures, and he said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Messiah is to suffer and to rise from the dead on the third day, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things. And see, I am sending upon you what my Father promised; so stay here in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.”1
Message and Prayers
And here is the link to the video of this Sunday’s Message and Prayers:
For some closing music to sing along with this week I have chosen, “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling.”
And in a more contemporary vain, here is a song of praise, “How Great Is Our God.”
I wish you all another week full of blessings and I thank you for your continued support of the ministry and mission of St. George’s.
Be Well and God Bless.
The Rev’d Canon Rob Park
P.S. If you are looking for even more church this Sunday be sure to check out our diocesan Facebook page and the diocesan YouTube page.
- Scripture quotation is from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.